Information Skills Workshops

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Online Information Skills Workshops (Semester 1, 2020-21)

 

The Library prepares a series of workshops for you to sharpen your information skills. Please register HERE. Link to join the workshops via Microsoft Teams will be sent by email.

ECA Hours / iGPS units are counted.  Click here for application procedure. 

Please refer to SAO webpage for details about ECA Hours / iGPS units.

 

Date Time Topical Workshop
21 Sep 2020 (Mon) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Library Workshop for New Students
23 Sep 2020 (Wed) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Essential Information Skills for Assignment Success
25 Sep 2020 (Fri) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Making Effective Use of Library Online Resources
28 Sep 2020 (Mon) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Finding Business Information I
29 Sep 2020 (Tue) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Finding Business Information II
05 Oct 2020 (Mon) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Making a Professional Presentation
07 Oct 2020 (Wed) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Using RefWorks to Manage Your References
09 Oct 2020 (Fri) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Introduction to Data Collection
12 Oct 2020 (Mon) 3:00 – 4:00 pm Visualizing Your Research Data

 

Date Time Subject Specific Workshop
To request a session, please fill in the Online Form. The librarian will contact you within two working days to schedule a meeting. Library Resources for Student of School of Business
Library Resources for Student of School of Humanities and Social Science
Library Resources for Student of School of Communication
Library Resources for Student of School of Translation
Library Resources for Student of School of Decision Sciences

 

1. Library Workshop for New Students

The Library has books, magazines, computers, online learning tools, movies, e-newspapers and many resources useful for your study and research. In this workshop, students will learn new important concepts like ‘database’ ‘journal’, ‘Peer-review’ etc. The knowledge acquired in this workshop will provide a good foundation for the information searching process in various academic activities.

 

2. Essential Information Skills for Assignment Success

This workshop introduces Library resources and tools for research as well as features of Google Scholar. Demonstrations will be provided during the session to help participants to acquire advanced skills in using SearchPlus, various multidisciplinary databases, and Google Scholar to fulfill information needs for academic purposes.

 

3. Making Effective Use of Library Online Resources

This workshop aims to help participants to develop advanced research skills and learn to make effective use of information resources. Instructor will help participants to identify credible resources and materials that could be useful in their studies and research processes. A number of multidisciplinary databases, information evaluation criteria as well as citation management tool RefWorks will be introduced.

 

4. Finding Business Information I

This workshop focuses on equipping participants skills to locate company information as well as profile and industry trends in different library databases. The use of 3 main databases: Business Source Ultimate, Business Insights: Global, Nexis Uni will be demonstrated.

 

5. Finding Business Information II

In this workshop, participants will learn how to find business news and analyst reports effectively. Instructor will also demonstrate the use of library databases Factiva, Passport, and CSMAR Solution. Participants will learn how to find business information related to various business research topics.

 

6. Making a Professional Presentation

In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan, design, and deliver different types of presentations. A number of presentation tools useful for various purposes will be demonstrated during the session.

 

7. Using RefWorks to Manage Your References

This workshop will introduce participants to make use of the web-based bibliographic management tool RefWorks to create reference lists of different citation styles, e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard Style, etc. The use of the ‎Write-N-Cite feature to create in-text citations in Microsoft Word documents will also be demonstrated.

 

8. Introduction to Data Collection

Instructor of this workshop will explore with participants basic concepts in collecting data from various sources. Useful techniques like web scraping will be introduced with examples to illustrate the applicability of the techniques.

 

9. Visualizing Your Research Data

Data visualization can be a powerful tool to share your research findings with your intended audience. Join this workshop and learn how to design effective visualizations in Tableau.

 

Click HERE to register.

Hands-on practice is available.

 

Last update: 17 September 2020

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